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I whisper, but I didn’t take a shower this morning. Perhaps you weren’t taking a shower either. It seems that many people felt that there was little reason to take a shower every day in the year when life stopped. According to a recent YouGov survey, 17% of British people take a shower less often and a quarter wash their hair less often since the pandemic began. Almost one-third say they are unlikely to wear clean clothes every day. Only one tenth was taking more showers. Many of us are still working from home, so the trend could stay here. The environmental benefits of less showering are well understood, but due to the increased activity, reducing harsh soaps and hot water may help our health. It is also said to be. The pioneer of the movement is James Hamblin, a doctor who lectures at the Graduate School of Public Health and the author of Clean: The New Science of Skin and the Beauty of Doing Less. Hambrin hasn’t used soap for 5 years. Instead, he washes his body with water and occasionally wets his hair. He still regularly wash his hands with soap and water. He emphasizes that this is essential to prevent the transmission of the disease, but when it comes to personal hygiene, that’s it. “The idea that we need to use soap throughout our body every day is not based on any type of science,” he explains. “In the end, I used less water and saved bottles, money, and time. My body and skin are fine.” One argument for reducing showers is centered around the skin microbiota. I have. It is a trillion microorganism that lives on the surface of the skin and is composed of about 1,000 kinds of bacteria and up to 80 kinds of fungi. Some microbes provide skin oils that come off when soap is used. More brands are beginning to recognize the importance of these bacteria, even touting them as “microbiota-friendly.” “When it comes to research, the skin microbiome is probably 10 years behind the gut,” says Professor Matthew Herdman, a wound healing expert at Hal York Medical College. “All the concepts that apply to the intestines also apply to the skin. There are good and bad bacteria. One of the differences is that the skin is in a very harsh environment, so the bacteria actually colonize it. It’s more difficult to form. “From a scientific point of view, the challenge has always been to identify those bacteria and to be able to understand exactly what they are and why.” Biomes play an important role in supporting the immune system, preventing pathogens from entering the body, reducing inflammation and reducing the likelihood of skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Hardman led a 2014 study and found that skin microbes may help heal chronic wounds commonly found in the elderly. There are constant environmental factors that destroy the microbial flora of our skin-taking a regular shower, one of them. “Regular showers can reduce bacteria and oils on the skin and help dry it,” says Hardman. “But your skin is very elastic and constantly producing oil, so you can easily change the oil. When the product says it kills 99.9% of bacteria, it only removes the chunks. It may come back within a few hours. “So should we wash in some other way? Everyone can have different answers. As Hambrin sees, this process is not a complete sacrifice of the shower. During the pandemic, the morning shower helped start his day and admits that many people enjoy the shower. Instead, he says, it’s about having “the option to do less.” “We don’t have to constantly repeat, add products, or replace products. There’s another way that’s less talked about.” Below, he says, you might benefit from getting rid of the shower routine. “They may want to take a shorter or less hot shower to reduce the product and see if it helps.” In recent years, all cases of psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis have increased. I have. Studies have pointed out environmental factors such as stimulants and allergens that cause the immune system to contribute to the increase in people with eczema. For children, some experts put this into the “hygiene hypothesis.” The idea is that early exposure to bacteria helps the child’s immune system develop resistance to infection. In our overly clean Western lifestyle, this exposure is limited. “We know that washing with soap is harmful to the skin barrier, especially in conditions such as eczema. This may be due to changes in the microbiota, but research is still premature. “That’s what Dr. Helen Alexander of the St. John’s Dermatology Institute at King’s College London said. She adds that there is no evidence that washing hands is bad for the skin microbiome. According to Fortune Business Insights, the global soap market is projected to reach $ 55.3 billion (£ 47.8 billion) by 2027. However, I’m not always obsessed with scrubbing myself with soap. “Regular laundry started in different places and at different times, but it happened primarily in the second half of the 20th century,” says Hambrin. “Before the invention of indoor plumbing and mass-produced soaps, it wasn’t even an option. Throughout history, soaps were luxury or self-made, not daily use.” 80 By the 1980s, the trend of showers with jets, lights and various heads was in good agreement with the fast-growing wellness industry and took off truly. Others advocate washing with cold water. Hardman explains that taking a shower with hot water removes more protective oils and lipids from the surface of the skin. Cold showers have become more popular in recent years, with celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Lady Gaga supporting the health benefits of ice bathing. The method devised by Dutch athlete Wim Hof ​​is also popular. This method combines meditation, breathing, and cold exposure to adjust stress levels. This method has been shown to promote metabolism, reduce inflammation and improve the immune response when showered or cold watered. A study conducted by the University of Radboud closely monitored followers and non-believers of the Wim Hof ​​law after exposure to the pathogen. Participants who practiced this method showed an increase in immune response and a decrease in symptoms of the disease. The pandemic seems to have pushed us back to a more primitive cleaning method when we are more aware of hand hygiene than ever before. I’m not sure if it’s healthier, but saving a few pounds on water bills didn’t hurt. 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